The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1845

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p.3 The Steamer Highlander - Capt. Stearns defends himself against a letter in Brockville Recorder of 11th inst.; a Temperance Union Excursion did not go off well and he was blamed.


Thursday, September 25th, 1845.

The Rowing Matches will commence at 12 o'clock precisely, and in the following order, viz.:

1st - Boats pulled with more than six oars.

2nd - Canoe Race.

3rd - Six Oared Boats.

4th - Skiffs pulled by two sculls.

5th - Sculling Match.

6th - 4 oared boats.

7th - Two oared boats.

The course for the Rowing Matches will be as follows:- For Race No. 1, from a Boat placed on the South side of Cataraqui Bridge, to one opposite Mr. Cameron's Wharf, at Garden Island. The course for the remainder of the Matches will be from a Boat moored about the centre, on the North side of the Bridge to one moored at the South side of Belle's Island, thence to another near a Wharf under Barriefield Church, and thence to the place of starting.

Those Buoy Boats will be distinguished by Flags, and will be kept on the Starboard side when rounding.

None of the Crews of the Boats to leave their seats under any pretence whatever.

No fouling allowed, and on one boat's passing another, a full boat's length ahead to be gained before crossing.

There will be an interval of Twenty minutes between each race; crews must therefore be prepared to start in time.

The Crew of each pulling boat to be dressed in a uniform manner.


The 2nd and 3rd Class Boats will be moored in a line from the mooring buoy, lying near H.M. Steamer Mohawk, to the North end of the Garrison Wharf.

The 1st Class Boats, and the Scows and Woodboats, to be moored in a line from the Southern end of H.M. Wharf, to the North end of the Officers' Barracks.

The 2nd and 3rd Class Boats to start at One o'clock precisely. The First Class, and Scows and Woodboats, at Two o'clock.

The Course for the Sailing Boats to be as follows:- From their moorings to a Boat moored near the Northeast end of Garden Island, thence to another Boat moored near the most Northerly and Westerly point of Simcoe Island, thence to another Boat moored off Cataraqui Point, and from thence to another Boat moored at the place of starting.

Each Boat will find its own moorings, and draw for a place at 11 o'clock, on the morning of the Regatta, at the Garrison Wharf.

No Sailing Boats allowed to take in or put out ballast during the race. The boats on the starboard tack to keep the wind.

Before the start no Boats to have any Sail set except the Mainsail.

The Boats marking the course will be distinguished by Flags, and will be kept on the starboard side when rounding. Sailing Boats allowed to carry any Canvass possible.

A Gun from H.M.Steamer Mohawk will be the Signal for Starting the Sail Boats.

The Stewards on the day of the race will determine from the state of the weather, whether the course is to be sailed over once or twice, and such class of boats as they think best, or they may shorten the course for small craft if it blows too strong for the long distance.

Tonnage of boats to be ascertained according to the Custom House rule, owners of boats are requested to bring a Custom House certificate of their tonnage on the day of entrance.

The Stewards having determined upon giving a prize of 1 Pd. 10s., with entrance of 10s. each, added - to be run for by undecked Sail Boats, dimensions to be determined by the Stewards on the day of entrance. Those craft will start at 12 o'clock precisely, their course being round Garden Island, keeping the Island on the starboard hand.

By Order of the Committee.

W.M. STEERS, Secretary.

Kingston, September 22nd, 1845.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), Sept. 23, 1845